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Learn more about the Early Pregnancy Assessment for Sonographers

Are you ready to develop your ultrasound skills in early pregnancy assessment?

Zedu's two-day Introduction to Early Pregnancy Assessment for Sonographers course offers an immersive and practical experience to fast-track your skills development and get you work-ready.

Who should attend

  • Trainee sonographers who need to learn new skills.
  • Newly qualified sonographers seeking to enhance their confidence and skill level.
  • Return-to-practice sonographers in need of skill refreshment.
  • Sonographers who are looking to change roles and want to hone their skills.

How you will learn

At Zedu, we believe in a comprehensive learning approach.
Our renowned hands-off teaching methods ensure you get more hands-on scanning practice. Our courses blend theory seamlessly with extensive practical sessions.
You'll understand the concepts and apply them in real-world scenarios. We take a step-by-step, structured approach to examinations, ensuring everything is covered thoroughly and nothing is left to chance.
The focus on repetitive practice ensures that you learn and retain the knowledge. You will practice on real people of various body shapes, sizes, and ages.
We start by developing your skills with normal, uncomplicated patients and then progress to more challenging body habitus’.
This gradual progression ensures that you build a solid foundation before tackling more complex scenarios, giving you the confidence to handle any situation. Additionally, you'll develop communication skills to support your clinical practice.

What the course covers

You will learn how to:
  • Move the probe intentionally to get the image you want.
  • Use the machine controls to optimise images proficiently.
  • Apply a systematic approach and structured protocol for scanning the:
    •  Maternal anatomy
    •  Pregnancy structures
    •  Embryo/fetus
  • Determine what images to take and why.
  • Perform accurate biometric measurements (CRL, HR, MSD, YS).
  • Identify normal sonoanatomy and the appearance of common pathologies.
  • Evaluate pain and bleeding in the first trimester.
  • Use the diagnostic criteria to identify pregnancy failure, pregnancies of unknown location and indeterminate pregnancies.
  • Identify ectopic pregnancy.
  • Establish chorionicity and amnionicity in multiple gestations.
  • Communicate effectively in the exam room to obtain an appropriate presenting history, address patient concerns and enhance patient satisfaction.
  • Communicate unexpected findings to the patient in early pregnancy.
  • Use sonographic terminology to accurately communicate ultrasound findings and complete worksheets for various imaging scenarios.

Running time

Day one: 8.30 - 17.00
Day two: 09.00 - 17.00
Location - the Zedu Learning HQ, Melbourne

Course outline

🖥️ Scanning principles
  • Explore system controls & knobology
  • Understand the impact of optimisation on the image
  • How to find the right window & get good images
  • 3D awareness of the anatomical position of the anatomy
  • Ergonomics
🖐️ Probe manipulation
  • Probe moves
  • Probe grip
  • Probe & screen orientation
  • 3D awareness of the anatomical position of the anatomy
🗣️Communication
  • What is legal consent
  • How to gain informed consent
  • How to get a good clinical history
  • Writing up worksheets - what needs to be said?
🔍Early Pregnancy Assessment
  • Sonoembryology
  • Scan technique & approach to the early pregnancy examination
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Pain & bleeding in the first trimester
  • Measure fetal heart rate
  • Measure crown rump length, gestational sac & yolk sac
  • Establish gestational age
  • Determine fetal viability
  • Diagnostic criteria for pregnancy failure
  • How to assess multiple pregnancy
  • Techniques to improve visualisation
  • Free fluid in the peritoneum
  • Subchorionic haemorrhage
  • 🤰 Scanning practice on real women in their first trimester of pregnancy
🔍Maternal Environment
  • Maternal structures
  • Cervix assessment
  • Pelvic abnormalities & pathology

Features

  • Duration (days) 2

Early Pregnancy Assessment for Sonographers

$1,950.00

Are you a trainee or newly qualified sonographer looking to elevate your skills in early pregnancy assessment? Look no further than Zedu’s cutting-edge 2-day course designed exclusively for you!

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